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MONOLAYER AND THIN-FILM CRYSTALLIZATION OF ISOTACTIC POLY(METHYL METHACRYLATE)

BRINKHUIS, RHG. & SCHOUTEN, AJ., 1992, In : Acs symposium series. 493, p. 49-63 15 p.

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  • RHG BRINKHUIS
  • AJ SCHOUTEN

Monolayers of isotactic poly(methylmethacrylate) exhibit a pressure induced crystallization process, in which double helical structures are formed. The mechanism of this crystallization process is shown to exhibit many similarities with a normal melt crystallization process, and is suggested to be characterized by a twodimensional lamellar growth mechanism. The transferred monolayers can be used to build highly oriented multilayers of these materials, in which the lateral orientation of the helical structures can be regulated and changed from parallel to, to perpendicular to the transfer direction. Finally, an approach is suggested, using these crystallized LB monolayers as crystallization nuclei to prepare highly oriented thin films up to thicknesses of several microns.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)49-63
Number of pages15
JournalAcs symposium series
Volume493
Publication statusPublished - 1992

    Keywords

  • LANGMUIR-BLODGETT-TECHNIQUE, POLYMER-FILMS, NUCLEATION, BEHAVIOR

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